Yosemite adding 400 acres of meadow, forest

Posted at 5:19 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 17:19:07-04

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say Yosemite National Park will add 400 acres of meadows and forest in its largest expansion in nearly 70 years.

The officials said Wednesday the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit conservation group, bought the land from private owners for $2.3 million and donated it to Yosemite.

Park Superintendent Don Neubacher says the land on the western boundary will be preserved as habitat for protected wildlife.